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Manasota Beach Club

7660 Manasota Key Rd, Englewood, FL 34223-9316
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Simple. Natural. Untouched. Relaxed. If this is what you seek in a vacation destination, look no further than the Manasota Beach Club. Located on Manasota Key in Englewood, Florida, and surrounded by the pristine waters of Lemon Bay and Gulf of Mexico, the Manasota Beach Club is a waterfront resort like no other. During your stay, you will be sure to experience the utmost in environmentally-friendly vacations, all the while enjoying that old-Florida feel that makes our resort so unique. We offer seasonal, fine dining meals icluded in your nightly rate from November - April. We are also available to host your weddings, reunions, conferences, or other special events.
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Cetow wrote a review Jul 2020
florida55 contributions35 helpful votes
Driving in the gravel drive was like visiting the beach house of old friends from my early days growing up in the area. MBC is a 20 acre nature preserve with historical cottages scattered about. This is a venue to relax with your partner. Or bring your children and grandchildren and get connected - without glitz and hustle bustle. Sea turtle nests galore. Land tortoises (gophers) are frequently seen. Cottages come with beach chairs and umbrellas. They are spotlessly clean, ironed sheets from hotel linen company, comfy mattress and pillows. We 110% appreciate the 3 day vacancy between guests and the use of UV lights in their cleaning protocol. In an effort to avoid contact due to COVID, we brought our groceries from home. Each unit has it's own central A/C unit (a big plus in this COVID era). We cooked on the charcoal grill every evening (don't forget your matches). We visited the seafood market at the southern end of the key to buy "super fresh from the gulf" shrimp, mangrove snapper and a tasty key lime pie. We ventured out to the Beach Road Wine Bistro for lunch one day. We hiked Buffy's Nature Trail, played shuffleboard, visited the library by the Clubhouse, did a little fishing from the dock across the road on Lemon Bay, used the huge pool surrounded by natural fauna and a Great Blue Heron who stopped in for a drink. And of course the sunsets! Other guests were of similar mindset - like us - Floridians on stay-cations. One couple comes every July for a month and stays in the same cottage; another couple from nearby Sarasota are repeaters. The same family has owned MBC since 1960. In the winter season the pace picks up when the chef returns from a resort in the NE to present 3 lovely meals daily, the neighbors who are club members return to their winter homes on the key and many out of state families return for a week or 2 winter retreat. Jackets & ties for the gents on Fri & Sat night in season. On our last evening, we sat on the steps to the beach and soon a big loggerhead turtle came out of the sea and made her nest about 5 feet from where we were sitting - we didn't move until she began laying her eggs. It was a beautiful 90 min experience - primitive and simple - amazing. If you've never experienced old Florida with modern conveniences and you appreciate nature, peace & quiet, then you'll too feel MBC is a hidden gem. We're looking forward to another staycataion in the next month or so.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Destination797593 wrote a review Jul 2020
5 contributions2 helpful votes
I am hesitant to write this as I don’t want the secret of this place to get out. My wife and I stayed for a weekend and it was the perfect relaxing trip. The photos don’t do the rooms justice, fantastic ocean views. They take covid safety seriously. Cottages are vacant for three days before being rented, have separate ac systems, and there is no food service. We brought our own. Each cottage has a bbq grill. The oak trees are beautiful. You can hear the ocean everywhere, great breeze. You come here for the beach and it doesn’t disappoint. We found so many sharks teeth and turtle tracks. It is unspoiled and raw. They also have a nice pool, shuffleboard, tennis, kayaks, etc. I will say this place may not be for everyone. It is very old Florida. If you want a resort experience, this ain’t the place. But personally, my wife and I are already talking about when we can come back.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
dickda8023 wrote a review Jan 2020
Western Ireland, Ireland124 contributions24 helpful votes
Hors d’ouevres and a great 5 course dinner in “old Florida”, relaxed elegance. Jacket and tie required on weekends. We had lobster bisque, rack of lamb and prime rib. No cash accepted; everything is billed to the member’s account.
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Date of stay: January 2020
TCS wrote a review Oct 2019
13 contributions1 helpful vote
There’s a tear in the time space continuum here. Welcome to gentile Florida. No loud music, no flashing lights. Just surf, breathtaking sunsets, exceptional food and smiles...lots of genuine, do glad you’re here, smiles. The Manasota Beach Club has been keeping old Florida alive for decades. You don’t come here to wind up, this is where you come to wind down. Try it you won’t want to go back to the future.
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
Dru G wrote a review Sep 2019
Venice, Florida18 contributions4 helpful votes
Manasota Beach Club is a hidden gem that most tourists to Florida have never imagined. The facilities are spacious and comfortable, in a beautiful natural setting consisting of native plants that is expertly maintained. The roaming gopher tortoises cheerfully share their ancestral homes with a visiting human population. And of course, the beauty of the beach and the spectacular Gulf of Mexico is at your doorstep.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Room Tip: I understand that the food is great, but our group had a private chef for the weekend event.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Manasota Beach Club
Which popular attractions are close to Manasota Beach Club?
Nearby attractions include Manasota Key Beach (1.7 miles), Englewood Farmers Market (3.1 miles), and Blind Pass Beach (0.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Manasota Beach Club?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Manasota Beach Club?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Manasota Beach Club?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Manasota Beach Club?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Manasota Beach Club?
Conveniently located restaurants include A Better Scoop, Howard's Restaurant, and Mango Bistro.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Manasota Beach Club?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does Manasota Beach Club have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Manasota Beach Club offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Manasota Beach Club?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Manasota Beach Club offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.